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Financial integration and financial development in transition economies: What happens during financial crises?

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  • Arjana BREZIGAR-MASTEN
  • Fabrizio CORICELLI
  • Igor MASTEN

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Italy’s first Fascist government applied a large-scale privatization policy between 1922 and 1925. The government privatized the state monopoly of match sale, eliminated the State monopoly on life insurances, sold most of the State-owned telephone networks and services to private firms, reprivatized the largest metal machinery producer, and awarded concessions to private firms to build and operate motorways. While ideological considerations may have had a certain influence, privatization was used mainly as a political tool to build confidence among industrialists and to increase support for the government and the Partito Nazionale Fascista. Privatization also contributed to balancing the budget, which was the core objective of Fascist economic policy in its first phase.

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  • Arjana BREZIGAR-MASTEN & Fabrizio CORICELLI & Igor MASTEN, 2009. "Financial integration and financial development in transition economies: What happens during financial crises?," RSCAS Working Papers 2009/49, European University Institute.
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    Keywords

    transition economies; financial integration; financial crises; economic growth; threshold effects;

    JEL classification:

    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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